International Play Association Conference

IPA Canada, the City of Calgary, ARPA, and other partner organizations look forward to hosting the 2017 International Play Association Conference! 

Register for the Conference

View the official 2017 IPA Conference website

IPA is an international non-governmental organization founded in 1961 and provides a forum for exchange and action across disciplines and across sectors.

IPA’s purpose is to protect, preserve and promote the child’s right to play as a fundamental human right.

Article 31 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child:
“That every child has the right to rest and leisure, to engage in play and recreational activities appropriate to the age of the child and to participate freely in cultural life and the arts.
That member governments shall respect and promote the right of the child to participate fully in cultural and artistic life and shall encourage the provision of appropriate and equal opportunities for cultural, artistic, recreational and leisure activity.”

Learn more about the International Play Association at and about the IPA Canada chapter at